www.patient.co.uk is an online resource providing information on health, lifestyle, disease and other medical related topics. The website's aim is to provide members of the public with up-to-date information on health related topics in the form of comprehensive leaflets (which can be read online or printed), blogs, wellbeing advice and videos. Leaflets are compiled by qualified medical practitioners with several years of experience in the medical profession.
www.salfordccg.nhs.uk Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (Salford CCG) is responsible for most healthcare services available to the people of Salford. The CCG took over from NHS Salford, the former primary care trust, in April 2013.
Every GP in Salford has agreed to join together and be part of Salford CCG. Each GP has signed up to take on an active role in making sure this organisation is a success; ensuring that Salford CCG commission high-quality services that enable our population to live longer healthier lives.
www.salford.gov.uk Salford City Council's website provides a wealth of information and advice on its council services for residents, businesses and visitors to the city.
www.srft.nhs.uk This website provides a host of information about the services provided by Salford Royal Hospital.
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health The Department of Health provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England.
www.samaritans.org/branches/manchester-and-salford-Samaritans If something is troubling you, get in touch.
You can telephone the local branch on 0161 236 8000 (local call charges apply), or the National telephone number on 113 123 (this is free to call), or you can email Samaritans at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also a branch where you can call in between 8.30 in the morning and 8.30 at night on a Monday and Tuesday. The address is Samaritans Manchester, 72-74 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
www.mindinsalford.org.uk/mindfulness Mind in Salford. This is a type of meditation that essentially involves focusing your mind on the present. It is like training your brain to live more in the present moment. It frees you from constantly regretting past actions or worrying about the future, which is a state that most of us are trapped in and where a lot of our stress originates..... log in at the above website to read more. "To be mindful is to be aware of your thoughts and actions in the present moment, without judging yourself"
http://www.haelo.org.uk Haelo is an innovation and improvement science centre with expertise in digital connectivity and building capability in improvement science. We work collaboratively to deliver large scale improvement programmes and work with a range of organisations on a consultancy basis.
As part of the go2physio pilot which Sorrel Bank is participating in, you may be able to see a physiotherapist directly without having to see your GP first. Physiotherapists are physical activity specialists working with you to enable you to manage your condition. They are expertly skilled to assess, diagnose, and manage patients with musculoskeletal conditions much in the same way as doctors.
Musculoskeletal conditions such as muscle or joint problems like back pain, knee pain or sprains are best managed by Physiotherapists. Physiotherapists can transform people’s lives by:
§ Reducing pain
§ Improving quality of life
§ Keeping people out of hospital
§ Reducing disability
§ Reversing the deterioration of conditions
Click here to complete the self-referral form to access go2physio clinics.